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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in medical laboratory sciences (MLS) at Wichita State combines quality, accredited classroom curriculum with practical, hands-on learning in Kansas' health care hub. As a MLS graduate, you'll be well prepared to pursue an advanced health care degree and ready for a high-demand career as a medical laboratory scientist.


The MLS degree requires 28-31 credit hours of prerequisite science courses, in addition to general education requirements, and 52 credit hours of professional courses including applied learning in local health care settings. Once completed, you'll be eligible to take the national certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Applied Learning

Students in Bachelor of Science program in medical laboratory sciences are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by successfully completing MLS 479, MLS 488 and MLS 498.


A medical laboratory science degree from Wichita State opens doors to careers in a variety of settings from hospitals and private clinics to pharmaceutical sales and chemical manufacturing and is excellent preparation for graduate education in the medical sciences.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,800.00 per year
USD $540.27 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected January, June, August 2023


College of Health Professions

1845 Fairmount Street,



67260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete high school (or will soon graduate from high school) are eligible to apply.

For international students

For admission into the MLS program, you must:

  • Be admitted to Wichita State
  • Complete, or be near to completing, the pre-professional requirements with grades of C (2.0) or better
  • Submit a department application
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Explain why you want to become a medical laboratory professional on the online application

English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 72
  • Wichita State Institutional TOEFL (PBT): 530
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 49

Application deadline: Spring term - Sep 15 (Basic Service), Nov 01 (Standard Service), Dec 01 (Premium Service); Fall term - Apr 15 (Basic Service), Jun 01 (Standard Service), Jul 01 (Premium Service); Summer term - Feb 1 (Basic Service), Mar 01 (Standard Service), Apr 01 (Premium Service)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Wichita State University

Wichita State is a public university that offers high quality education, affordable tuition, and real-world experience.

  • One of the most affordable research universities in the U.S.
  • Over 225 majors to choose from across diverse colleges
  • Affiliates on campus offer research & job opportunities
  • Scholarship of USD 4,800+ for students with GPA of 3.0

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